Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition that occurs when joint cartilage wears away, allowing bones to scrape and leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. While it has long been believed to be the result of “wear and tear” on the joints, scientists now credit it as a joint disease.
Diabetes and heart disease are not commonly associated with arthritis, but can be unfortunate consequences of the joint disease due to sedentary lifestyles taken on by many sufferers of painful joints.
Patients with osteoarthritis are 30 percent more likely to fall than those without the joint disease. Source: arthritis.org Has osteoarthritis turned you into a floundering yogi, a running dud, or a stretching sophomore? If your joints sound like the kitchen cabinets and feel like they got ran over by a bus, it’s time to soothe your pain. Luckily, there’s good news—and it’s made out of rose hips.
Rose hips are berry-like parts of the rose bush left behind after the bloom has died. They are teeming with vitamin C, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, and a galactolipid called GOPO. GOPO from Rosa canina (dog rose) has been proven in various clinical studies to exhibit powerful anti-inflammatory properties, therefore working to mute symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis. Source: GOPO